Meeting Walla, Dido, Buno and our interpreter, Lesho’o for 1st time at border of Kenya and Ethiopia…we flew for 2 hours to meet them, they drove for 2 days. We were together for about an hour only, but they got to meet Michael and he met them!

We had been planning this trip ever since Emma and Holly, daughters of longtime friends Ingrid and Andrew DeBruyn, came to visit us in the USA. Their visit was a celebration of Emma’s high school graduation and Holly joined her because it would be several years before she graduated and we weren’t sure how our ability to host her would be years from now. They live in East London South Africa, but I met Andrew many, many years ago when he was our charter pilot in Namibia. Michael had chatted with them all on FaceTime through the years, but this was the first time he met Ingrid and Andrew face to face. It was an ideal visit…and both girls we’re home as well…Perfect!!

Before spending time with the DeBruyn family, we were in Kenya with other long-time African friends, Steve and Jayne Turner. Steve is usually my travel companion and adventure planner (as well as caretaker) and has been for more than 20+ years. Often, Steve, Jayne and I travel to new places to check them out before they offer the trips to tourists. Steve is Managing Director and owner of https://originsafaris.com . (If you want to take the trip of a lifetime to Central or East Africa, OriginSafaris is your best bet.) Here are some photos from our time with them…

I’m so thrilled that my life partner has finally met people that have been so important to me for so many years…people with whom I spend time each year, so far away from Michael. So grateful for the opportunity made possible and planned with so much care by Steve and https://originsafaris.com . Forever grateful…

Published by videochick1

I'm a wife, a Mom and a Doodleloo (the name my grandchildren call me.) I'm retired, but have always been a communicator, art and music lover, an adventure traveler, reader and lately, a digital artist. I was a TV producer of documentaries and features for 25 years. Married to my best friend, we just celebrated our 55th wedding anniversary. I had a blog on another platform for 10 years...want to be more mobile so switched to WordPress. Hope you'll join me in my magazine formatted blog. See you soon...

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